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    The New Inventory Shows Food Represents The Third Largest Contributor to  New York City’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions. The City Pledged to Reduce Food-Based Emissions by 33 Percent by 2030. Also, Launched A Corporate Challenge to Reduce Private Sector Food Emissions by 25 Percent. 

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    In 2011, the New York City Council established reporting requirements for various City agency initiatives related to food Local Law 52 of 2011. The Food Metrics Report provides a snapshot of data from those programs and trends over time. Download the latest report.
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    The Chefs Council will develop scratch-cooked, plant-based, and culturally relevant recipes for the New York City Department of Education’s Office of Food and Nutrition Services.

Neighborhood Fare: Tools for Connecting Local Food Systems
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    In partnership with the Department of City Planning, the Urban Design Forum’s Forefront Fellows explored how city government can strengthen community-based food infrastructure.

    “Neighborhood Fare,” explores how to foster food equity in every New York City neighborhood through the built environment.

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    Food Forward NYC is the City’s first ever 10-year food policy plan, laying out an comprehensive policy framework to reach a more equitable, sustainable, and healthy food system by 2031.

    Download the full report (PDF)


The NYC Food Policy website was created to share information about how the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy works to increase food security, promote access to and consumption of healthy foods, and support economic opportunity and environmental sustainability in the food system.

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